First Do No Harm: The DEA targets Physicians who treat their patients pain.

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I am dependant on my narcotic pain med oxycodone, not addicted. I don't take it just to take, but I do take it when my pain is bad. I've been on pain meds for 15 years. I never asked for more or for a stronger med until I was on hydrocodone for 10 years. FOR TEN YEARS. I'd finally had enough of being in pain when it wasn't necessary and asked for something stronger. I was prescribed oxycodone. So now I'm being labeled by a government agency who's telling my doctor how to treat me. There's not even a word to describe how ridiculous that is. I'm really worried about what the government is going to force on my doctors next.
IT IS TRULY AMAZING HOW MANY PEOPLE I KNOW THAT HAVE BEEN TOLD TO GO TO PAIN MANAGEMENT...THEIR PRIMARY CARE PHYSICIAN WRITES AGGRESSIVE AMOUNTS OF PERCOCET AND FENTANYL. WHEN THEY BECOME ADDICTED THEY TELL THEM GO TO A PAIN CLINIC..YOU ARE ADDICTED.I CANT WRITE YOU ANY TYPE OF PAIN MEDS..I AM IN SEVERE PAIN 24/7...FOR 43 YRS. I HAVE SLE AND FIBRO AND CONDROCONDRITIS, AND TRIGEMINAL NEURALGIA, I HAVE BEEN IN SEPTIC SHOCK A FEW TIMES, WHILE IN SEVERE FLARE UP OF TRIGEMINAL AND INTERCOSTAL NEURALGIA...I CAN ONLY SAY THAT WE GET TREATED LIKE WE ARE DRUG SEEKING MORONS...THE FACT IS..I HATE PAIN MEDS. I HAVE DENIED AT LEAST A HUNDRED TIMES, FOR THEM TO BE ADMINISTERED..NOBODY KNOWS WHAT PAIN LEVELS WE HAVE TO DEAL WITH..WHEN GIVEN A PAIN INJECTION IN MANY HOSPITALS, THEY ADMINISTER AN AMOUNT THAT HAS TO BE GIVEN WITH DR. PRESENT. THEY SAY THE PAIN IN NOT GOING TO BE TOUCHED..SO WE CAN GIVE YOU A PUSH...THAT MAKES THINGS SO MUCH WORSE..YOU CAN BE TRYING SO HARD TO BREATH FROM THE DRUGS SIDE EFFECTS..HOWEVER YOU ARE NOW DISABLED TO EVEN RING THE SO CALLED SAFE BUTTON...NURSES DONT EVEN COME IN WHEN U GET THESE INJECTIONS...THEY CLOSE THE DOOR...I KNOW ONE THING FOR SURE....IT IS VERY VERY SCARY AS TO HOW MANKIND AND THE WAY THINGS ARE HANDLED N THE MED. FIELD..I HAVE FAITH IN GOD.HE KNOWS...NOT ONLY EVERY SINGLE THING I FEEL..HE KNOWS WHO AND WHAT IS GOING ON IN THE MED FIELD...ESPECIALLY IN THE HOSPITALS, AND NURSING HOMES...I PRAY FOR THIS WORLD..IT IS SO CAUGHT UP IN THE GREED AND THEY DONT FEAR THE WRATH OF GOD.
WE ALL NEED TO PRAY FOR ONE ANOTHER..THAT INCLUDES THOSE WHO WORK IN THE MED. FIELD.
Iowa is my state. I suffered a nervous breakdown three weeks ago after three years of humiliation. I'm 63 years old lifelong chronic pain and disease. I'm on disability and have no money for legal representation. I now have severe hypertension and depression with anxiety. I'm facing a future of either suicide or life in a county nursing home.
PAIN WARRIORS ~ PLEASE JOIN THE RALLY ON OCT 22nd IN WASHINGTON DC FROM 10-5, FOR INFO GO TO Rallyagainstpain.com

GUEST SPEAKERS INCLUDE PAIN PTS, CAREGIVERS, ADVOCATES AND DOCTORS WHO WERE FALSELY CHARGED DUE TO THE CORRUPT DEA AND THIER SCARE TACTICS. THEIR LIES, THE THREATS THEY HAVE MADE ONTO DRS, STAFF AND PTS. OUR GOVERNMENT IS TRYING TO KILL US OFF. ANY DR CONTINUING TO TREAT PAIN PTS WITH OPIODS ARE BEING TARGETED BY THE DEA. THEY ARE TAKING DOWN OUR DRS ONE BY ONE, PATIENTS LEFT ABANDONED WITH NOWHERE TO TURN, THOUSANDS UPON THOUSANDS OF LEGITIMATE PAIN PTS LEFT TO FEND FOR THEMSELVES WITH NO HELP IN SIGHT. THIS ABUSE OF POWER NEEDS TO END NOW, WE NEED TO TAKE BACK OUR GOVERNMENT AND FIGHT FOR OUR RIGHT TO MEDICINE!!

WE ARE #patientsnotaddicts!!
People who have legitimate pain do not become addicts. Stop punishing people who are suffering because some people are misusing pain medications.
Our entire town of doctors which work at the only clinic and the only hospital now discriminate against and are negligent when it comes to patients with chronic pain. Even when you don't go there for pain. This is illegal!
I agree with the above message!
Look up side effects of antidepressants, Epideral steroid injections, failed back surgeries performed, please read adhesive arachnoiditis, the Briton report. All harm caused by, insurance companies, the government, medical providers who need offer patients suffering in pain some type of treatment. These things done to human beings has been a cause of more pain, and more need for trying to help those who are suffering. These treatments started the increase in opioid medications as there are no other treatments for pain for these medical conditions. What year did failed back fusions begin? Look up what really caused the beginning of more pain. If this will even be published. Please educate yourself before being harmed by Epideral steroid injections. It is one of two causes of adhesive arachnoiditis. This is a sentence of a...life? Of pain...caused by providers made to order the injections by insurance companies that have guidlines to follow from the US government. There are more harmful effects of alternative treatments such as, electronic stimulators placed in the dura of spinal cords. These wires placed in spinal cords can never be removed. What will happen to people who suffer from horrendous chronic pain? Already Bedbound. Will the nursing homes in the US become filled with pain patients? What will happen to their families? The children who need their parents? Please there are always ALWAYS more than one side to every issue! Please listen to your American people who never asked to be in pain and only treatment option now taken? Why? How many people do die from opioid overdose? What year? Was it because of No help for the pain they could not survive and took their lives? I am sure if anyone cares, these things can all be proven. What was the powder substance shown on national news? I've never seen any thing such as that! People suffering from pain Are not addicts. Never tried heroin! Don't drink. Since being referred to pain management by the surgeon who performed a failed fusion on me, I've always had to comply with very strict rules! Random UAs, counting medications. I've never met a provider that would let me write my own prescibe pain medication. Patients bill of rights? Civil rights? The right to live?
I knew it. We have such poor health care in this town. And rare and few bewtween.good doctors that care for their patients and love their careers.
Labor Day . Twitter . I call Obama the N-word , Why ? Because , if you violate someone by calling them a name they feel offended , you violate some ones rights to respect they get offended . Now , my human rights are being violated , I am being called a name and that's okay ? To be called a drug addict because of a medical condition , to be denied medical intervention as I am forced to have mandatory health care ? The war on drugs was started about a hundred years ago by a racist Pennsylvania Politian who did not like black people and had nothing to do with the safety of anyone it was just an agenda like Hitler , he pulled it off . Don't brag how you save drug addicts lives because if the drugs where legal the drugs would be safer and regulated by pharmacist's . The cara act with Obama care are just new rules for war on drugs . War has no rules . The united nation even declared our human rights are being violated . It is time to end this ugly race fueled war against drugs . This war violates not only my health care but my FREEDOM as A UNITED STATES CITEZEN . You have no right to determine my health care treatment you are not doctors and your only interest is control of people . The Philippine gov at least kill sick people to put them out of misery here you just make us suffer ? Both wrong as with the war on drugs . You cannot regulate that witch is illegal , just like alcohol you only make crime hurt people and waste money . I support leap , law enforcement against prohibition and the drug policy alliance . look them up and learn . By the way twitter closed my account but I still suffer ? HUMAN RIGHTS ?
None of you should be complaining. These are the elected officials We voted into office who are making these rules. IF they're not voting the way you like, then you need to do more than writing a few sentences on the internet. Americans are lazy and will come up with any excuse to get what they want. Our politicians are too smart for this.

It's bad you all are going through this but keep in mind, this is the government we want or it wouldn't exist.
I am a non hodg, ins patient and have a very large 7cm x 5cm hole in my front thight where the tumor came to the surface and opened up. Its what docs call a chronic non healing wound and that my pain is chronic, if not bogus, just si I can get pain meds strong enough to ease up the disabling and the pain frequently makes me so sick I behin vo itong grom the excruvisting psin. I am 64 yrs old and drove 18 wheeler 38 years, and one of the few women who can say in that 38 yrs. Time, I never got a ticket, and never involved in a y accident or even an incident. Yet due to my huge hole in my leg, unable to walk much at all, fall frquently and live with pain so horrific I think its straight from hell itself! Doctors in e.r. have profiled me as a drug seeker, family docs wont take me cause I have to go to ers sick and weak as hell from that's e pain from hell, they accuse me of the shopping crap you all speak of, the whole shebang. Yet here I am, a , egit cancer patient with a gaping hole ive been in hospital 3 times for MRSA, and nobody wil help me. And I do mean nobody. Im on hospice now, but dont be fooled by them telling you or your loved one the will keep you comfortable out of suffering, cause this os my 3rd time on hospice, and the DO NOT GIVE YOU MEDS TO CONTROL A CANCER PATIENTS PAIN. They too, profile you when you complain youre still in terrible pain. Currentvprotocol?? percacet 10, methadone, phenergan and 5 mg. Vallium..how does that blow your nightgown up for pain control friends? I support this cause 100 percent and ya' can depend on me while im able! P.s. my doc got into trouble for DUI X2 ans writing oxycontin rx for himself. All he git was a different job in different town and osteopathic board just basically slapped his wrist with a popsicle stick. There you hacpve it. Thank everyone for reading my med priblems! God bless all of you. Sammie.
Stage 3 cancer lungs and kidney no pain medication due to guidelines. This is not fair why must I suffer I can't be healed. I just want to walk to shower. God help us
I was seen by many pain management dr. today and was told he has to decrease my medication due to the DEA. He stated that 19,000 people a day die from opiates according to the DEA. I have tried every drug for my psoriatic arthritis and fibro pain. Have you seen the side effects of those drugs. It's horrible!
It's bad enough that there is not a single physician that specializes in my condition (Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome), in the state of Florida. Imagine a patient with severe congestive heart failure, and not one cardiologist to be had in the entire state. That would be unthinkable.

Yet that's what hundreds of us, thousands in fact, face on a daily basis. But to add insult to injury, to not be able to get the proper medication to at least help ease this relentless, dibilitating, crippling pain...day after day. Year after agonizing year. Simply put, it's cruel and in its own right, torture.

I've lost my job, my career. I've spent my entire life's savings on physicians, tests, medications and procedures...and I have nothing "positive" to show for it. My vehicle will most likely be next to go and my dream of ever owning my own home after 47 years, is truly just a dream now. There is so much more...

Yet, if my pain levels had been taken seriously, if they had been addressed, then this could have had a very 'different' ending. It wouldn't have had to end at all...
I have been labeled an addict... I have herniated discs and I have to be forced through man injection procedures that are dangerous. Hydrocodone isn't as bad as oxycodone or fentynl... It is the lowest strength pain killers besides Tylenol 4 THAT DO NOT WORK! I am a full time student and work full time as well so I take huge offence to being labeled by doctors because the DEA threatens them with prison.. I would rather die than to keep feeling pain like this. Please I beg of you to reschedule norco back to 3. PLEASE!
Vets aren't the only ones getting mistreated by our so called medical professionals! Addressing a widespread issue with a certain group does nothing to solve the problems off all! This law is barbaric in nature as I've been waiting for hip and spine surgery I'm unable to get pain medication which is unbearable! I've spent two days in ICU and almost died with heart rate of 27 and I suffer from Aphasia as well! Your (Government) failure on the war on drugs does not give you the right to wage war on the suffering! The biggest drug dealers in America that affect more American families have a sign outside their business that reads"Liquor Store"!
I too am a "chronic pain patient" I've been on the same dosage for YEARS of OxyContin long acting & oxycodone for breakthrough pain. I went through every medication & treatment plan for a very long time before finally finding something that worked & helps me greatly. I also began trying Marijuana eatables,oils, topical rubs, because after doing a lot of research & finding that they can help many health issues. All of a sudden with NO warning, ALL of the pain clinics I go to were shut down, due to deaths of patients who were "over prescribed". Because of this, 25,000 pain patients were left to fen for ourselves & try to find another provider. As you can imagine, this caused a HUGE ripple effect & nobody knows what to do to help all the legit people who are actually doing what they are supposed to and actually have pain & not just out to get high. I have run into brick walls EVERYWHERE I turn, nobody wants to except pain patients, they're scared, which leaves thousands just to suffer. They have not come up with ANYTHING to help us. Hospital ERs are getting bombarded with these people who have nowhere to turn. In my opinion, this situation is a perfect time for all the Drs to just turn their backs & not help, a way of ending all narcotic pain meds, the same ones that they got all these people started on. It's a extremely cruel & heartless thing to do, I could have sworn that Drs were supposed to help & care about their patients well being. So they cut people off, but then what? They act like EVERY person is a drug addict just trying to get high, which is totally wrong, just another case of putting everyone in the same category. Which is so very unfair. I could go on & on about how messed up & cruel this all is, but Ive got to get back to what's turned into my full time job, trying to find a provider, SOMEBODY that will help. This situation is only going to get worse, much worse. Just watch the suicides, because people can't take the pain, heroin use & ODs, ERs flooded etc etc. as all these Drs who started everyone on these meds sit back & do absolutely NOTHING. This a very serious situation, life or death. Things need to drastically change and someone HAS TO help these thousands of people who were just left hangin, with NO resources or help. God bless us all, this is only going to get worse :.(
Doctors and people need to understand what chronic pain is from a fundamental level.
Workers Comp forced me into a pain recovery facility for 5 weeks and taking all my current medications from me & started me on holistic medications for my chronic pain. I didn't go thru withdrawals as I had no addiction. Now they r forcing me to go to their doctors and took away my acupuncture and deep tissue massage as well as chiropractor and pain management physicians.
CALLING ALL PAIN PTS!! PLEASE JOIN US FOR A RALLY AT THE WASHINGTON MONUMENT IN DC ON 10/22 at 10am. FOR INFO PLEASE GO TO RALLYAGAINSTPAIN.COM, THERE IS ALSO A GODUNDME PAGE WITH INFO, SEARCH RALLY AGAINST PAIN.....EXTREMELY IMPORTANT WE GET A HUGE TURNOUT, WE MUST STOP THE TORTURE OF AMERICAN CHRONICALLY ILL CITIZENS, CITIZENS WHO ARE DISABLED, OUR VETS, OUR SENIOR CITIZENS, PEOPLE OF ALL WALKS OF LIFE WHO EXIST IN SEVERE PAIN AND ARE BEING DENIED PAIN MEDICATION OR HAVE HAD IT LOWERED TO INEFFECTIVE DOSES. PLEASE ALL OF YOU SIGNING THIS PETITION, PLEASE I URGE YOU TO SPREAD THE WORD AND HELP FIGHT THE CORRUPT GOVERNMENT WHO IS COMMITTING GENOCIDE ONTO THE CHRONICALLY ILL. YOU DICTATORS IN WASHINGTON THINK YOU WILL GET AWAY WITH THE TORTURE YOU ARE INFLICTING ONTO INNOCENT LAW ABIDING CHRONICALLY ILL CITIZENS, THINK AGAIN! SHAME ON YOU MR PRESIDENT, AND ALL YOUR SIDEKICKS, GOD SEES ALL AND DENYING LEGITIMATE PAIN PTS LIFESAVING PAIN MEDICATION IS CRUEL, INHUMANE, BARBARIC, CRIMINAL AND IT IS TORTURE! NO NEED TO FEAR A TERRORISTIC GROUP LIKE ISIS, THE REAL TERROROSITS ARE OUR VERY OWN GOVERNMENT!! VOTE THESE CRIMINALS OUT!!!
A CVS pharmacist informed me today that they will no longer fill my prescriptions. Upon inquiring as to the reason and by what authority, he replied that the decision is solely based on the pharmacist's comfort level ~ if he is "uncomfortable" he can choose to deny life-sustaining medications to any customer that presents a legitimate rx, prescribed legally, to a person who has been getting those same medications at the same location for years! THEN, I took the RX to a local Rite-Aid and was informed that Rite-Aid Corporation made a unilateral decision to stop filling a local Pain Specialist's prescriptions at ANY of their locations! These are medications that I have taken for years, without abusing them, or the pharmacy system. The situation is unbearable! Why is the US the only country in the (developed?) world that dismisses chronic, intractable pain? My pain is not caused by a terminal illness, but it is no less pain! In fact, the number one cause of death among chronic pain patients is suicide! Under-treatment of pain and the mistreatment of chronic pain patients is the real crime here.
I've been being treated by the same Harvard educated, highly-respected sports/spine medical doctor for more than 12 years. I've been using the same Rite Aid pharmacy for at least 7 of those years. 12 years ago I started out taking 80 MG OxyContin ER 3x daily with 180 tablets of 10/325MG Percocet each month. I was never questioned by pharmacists or even my insurance. They just filled it and I got on with it. I even used my insurance mail order service and received my prescriptions in 3 month supplies via post. It's been a long road with physic therapy, surgeries and life changes, but never ever have I ever lost a prescription, shown signs of abuse, taken more than prescribed or tried to buy illegal drugs. I am not a drug addict. And now, 12 years later, I am taking OxyContin 10 MG 2x daily, down from 15 MG 2x daily, which required a lengthy prior authorization committee review from my insurance company (! for taking a LOWER DOSE?!) which delayed my getting rx by four days, putting me into a immobilizing state of withdrawal, keeping me away from work and from taking care of my young child. And now that I've developed an acetametaphin intolerance after 12 years, (causing rashes, hives and is getting worse over this past year) my same doctor has switched me from Percocet 10/325 (10 mg oxycodone, 325 mg acetametaphin) to 5 MG tablets of oxycodone (180 tablets, as he's actually lowering my dose from 10 MG to 5 MG), and my regular pharmacy refused to fill this new rx. I took it to the pharmacy in the medical building where my doctors office is and the pharmacist there not only refused to fill it, she very loudly told me from some distance behind the counter so that everyone in the waiting room could hear, and humiliating me with accusatory tone, that "We don't fill narcotic prescriptions from people coming in off the street." Where else are we supposed to come from? I asked, quietly, if she'd call my doctor upstairs who had many patients that use the pharmacy. She said, again very loudly so,the entire waiting room could hear - and my young daughter - that she won't fill narcotic pain medicine (and then got very accusatory, as if I was a criminal trying to pass on a fake rx) and that I shouldn't try to walk in to just any pharmacy with a prescription for that kind of pain medicine, and that I should try my usual pharmacy (who won't fill it!) or that I'd have to transfer ALL my other prescriptions to her pharmacy, become a regular customer, and then she MIGHT be able to order "NARCOTIC PAIN MEDICINE for you!" No thanks! She made me feel like a criminal. I was humiliated and in tears and couldn't explain to my five-year-old why I was so upset.

I've never had a drug problem. I am not a drug addict. I've never even broken the law. I have a legitimate, well-documented need for pain medication and I've been working hard on physical therapy for,years, slowly and steadily working my way down in dosage and it seems the less medication I need and the lower th
Heh try getting it for short term temporary pain control?!?! I had a bad back issue, sciatica, starting on 8/14/16. Within a few days my ER prescribed percocet ran out. My primary care physician wouldn't prescribe anything to help me, the first spinal specialist wouldn't, the second spinal specialist wouldn't ... they had X-rays, and an MRI showing TWO bulging lumbar discs with one pressing directly on my sciatic nerve!!!! Even told me PT would be a waste of time because I'm in too much pain and discomfort!!!!! ... once again this is life under the soft tyranny of the government where policy and actions are dictated by the lowest common denominator in our society, and it's legitimate citizens that suffer. I can't stand for more than 10 minutes at a time! My life is non-existent while I'm suffering from this and going on one month and across 3 doctors, the only time so actually received treatment for pain was in the ER!! Thank you DEA! I'm 45 and I've never used an illegal drug in my life! Never smoked pot either. Never been convicted of a felony, even a misdemeanor! Served in the Army. Yet I can't get pain meds to treat my very serious pain. We are letting the actions of drug users and addicts shape policy on how we treat the deserving!?!? Going forward I will vote for any politician for legalizing drugs and defunding the DEA! Soft tyranny of the government is now creeping into medicine too. Something needs to be done.
No doubt the task before conscientious law makers & doctors alike is fraught with a malignancy that has lingered too long. But alas one cannot facilitate, with one broad stroke of a pen or one fell swoop of an edict an indictment of all pain patients to a life of agony.Thru inept & unethical practices of a few, the many must now suffer the consequences of a failed war on drugs.The latter which has been ongoing for so many decades. to say that it has failed miserably is of no regard to those suffering but to bring safety & reliance for those of us that prescribe to the standard of living we strive for, especially one that is expected of all citizens, equally. But a contentious aroma has arisen in the offices of bureaucrats & doctors alike to stamp out the beneficial care that has been provided by pain doctors since the early 1990's. Due in effect to no lesser degree, a irresponsibility has been put into effect thus rendering the casual relationship between doctor & patient an intrusive remedy. One that serves only the agency that has sought to lessen it's failure. For good, honest, daily suffering people are now put upon for the sake of statistics of a few thousand meandering fools whose own lives 'they themselves' took for granted. A serious second look must be taken by those in power, who no doubt having money & influence, can purchase the ease of suffering themselves. But in due course, it is their inherent weakness of a governing fortitude that undermines the very foundations of pallative care itself, and that is indeed a pity. Society must be ruled & judged on a personal scale not a broad brush stroke of some failed agency's pen. To cause fear & intimidation to both registered pharmacist & physicians alike, in nothing less than sheer agenda of political reactionaries. Especially laughable is the fight against alternative pain relief remedies that so easily answers the problem. But alas these also endangers the profits of big Pharma agents & provocatuers alike. Is there no lobbyist for the common pain patient? Until surepiticous suicides climb or violent acts arise due to the inability of intractable pain patients to get adequate care, I'm afraid there will be no answer. Surely anyone who does not suffer like us could really care less. Because a new age is upon us of political correctness & answerability as our country now rests upon profit margins over the welfare of its citizenry. Why allow a $10 month pain prescription when doctors can charge thousands to insurance for repeticious injections that cause more harm than good for the chronically ill. Very clever agenda to circumnavigate the responibility of the Hippocratic Oath. But thats too often the true price & picture of a democracy isn't it?.
I was a passenger in a head on auto accident on March 11, 2012, where the driver was DOA. I broke my Left femur, Left Tibula, Left Fibula, Left crushed knee, Right Femur, Right Humorous with bone and laceration damage going through my muscle causing very little use of the arm, all 5 fingers on Left hand, several broken ribs, the loss of all my small intestine except for 110 cm, a lot of other internal injuries that have since healed . I was put back together with bolts, pins, plates, etc. I was never suppose to walk again nor live without TPN. I spent 20 days in ICU then was sent to a nursing home for an additional 8 months. During those 8 months I had life threatening complications causing me to go back to the ICU 5 different times for approximately 10 days per visit.
I am in severe pain 24 hours a day 365 days a year. I have been in and out of the hospital several times since being operated on all the time.
I am having a very hard time getting pain medication.
RALLY AGAINST PAIN 10/22/16 WASHINGTON DC,

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I URGE ALL OF YOU TO ATTEND, I KNOW MANY OF US ARE DISABLED AND MANY CANNOT GET OUT OF THE HOUSE, PLEASE SEEK SUPPORT FROM FAMILY AND FRIENDS TO ATTEND FOR YOU, WE NEED TO MAKE A HUGE STATEMENT , MEDIA WILL ALSO BE THERE. THE TRUTH ABOUT THIS SO CALLED OPIOD EPIDEMIC IS COMING OUT, THE LIES AND PROPAGANDA BS THE GOVERNMENT IS FEEDING THE PUBLIC, THE CDC USING FALSE DATA, MISCLASSIFYING ALL HEROIN DEATHS AS RX DEATHS, AND MORE...THIS IS GENOCIDE ON THE CHRONIC PAIN COMMUNITY. INNOCENT LAW ABIDING CHRONICALLY ILL CITIZENS ARE KILLING THEMSELVES DUE TO THE INTENTIONAL INFLICTION OF PAIN , HARM AND SUFFERING BY THE GOVERNMENT. IT NEEDS TO STOP NOW!
CHRONIC PAIN FAMILY:: THERE IS GOING TO BE A RALLY IN WASHINGTON DC OCT 22, RALLY AGAINST PAIN! THIS IS AN ORGANIZED RALLY, WITH SPEAKERS FROM PATIENTS, DOCTORS, ETC..IT IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT WE GET AS MANY PEOPLE TO ATTEND AS POSSIBLE. WE HAVE A RIGHT TO PAIN MEDICATION TO EAZE OUR PAIN. THE GOVERNMENT DENYING US PAIN MEDICATION IS FORCING LEGITIMATE PAIN PTS TO THE STREETS FOR RELIEF OR WORSE SUICIDE! WE NEED TO STAND UP TO THE INHUMANE, DEGRADING, AND DISCRIMINATION OF CHRONIC PAIN PTS. PLEASE GO TO CHRONICPAINRIGHTS.COM, OR ON FACEBOOK SEARCH CHRONIC PAIN RIGHTS SUPPORT FOR INFO. I WILL CONTINUE TO POST ABOUT THE RALLY EVERY DAY,MPLEASE SPREAD THE WORD!! WE ARE IN THE FIGHT OF OUR LIVES AND IT IS GOING TO GET ALOT WORSE WE NEED TO FIGHT BACK NOW!!
Suffering or Suicide ? I will continue to be a LTDU.
I just reciently been diagnosed with a degenerative spine within the last 4 years , and i have lots of other joint issues also i'm only 54 and was born 1 Lb 7oz. so i know i have alot of other undiagnosed conditions. I suffered alot with allergies all my life now severe joint issues. Taking away pain treatment is not the option.
If you want to protect people . leagalize drugs. let the doctors treat patients and create drug rehab centers to treat highly addicted people.
And especially leagalize Marijuana. We can make a harmless pain releaving drug without a overdose affect. And you cannot tell me oh, its not safe.! ********. I've done some digging on Government involvement in there war on how marijuana is dangerous for your health. and when you found out it was healthy , had benificial properties, antioxidents , pain releaving properties , could be used to releave epeltic seasures , and a host of other benifits you still classify it as dangerous. To who the drug cartells who make billions of the drug?
We as americans should have the benifit of its uses for cancer and arthritic pain. and a whole host of other deseases. And make enough profit to pour into our schools , streets , seinor citizen care , welfare and housing , I'm talking about cheap inovative housing that is exceptional in energy , conservation and takes up a small dot on the carbon footprint so everyone in trhis country can have affordable housing.
Also marijuana/hemp plant discards can be used for a whole host of other products like plastics , insulation , shoes , t-shirts , medicines , already mentioned. ther is about 100 products that can be made from marijuana/hemp there assentially different in THC but from the same plant family Oh, and why does the USA have a patent on marijuana? and we as a society should be able to grow our own. not regulated as a class drug.What about all trhe government funded study failures that say marijuana is harmful the bigesst study by that famous docyor in isreal who found THC and has studyied this drug for well over 50 years. And he still stands by all of his research that you funded him with .and he knows it's benificial to the human cabinoid ststem. our body needs this drug to function. and heal. so You think I don;t know about your coverup? Well I do . and I suggest all who read this do your own digging on the true reasurch of this drug.
not the negivitive hype crap.
I'm talking about the actual health benifits.
the stuff thats truly gonna be a benifit if further reasurch is granted.
this could be the best thing. for every one. but we should be able to grow. our own to eat the healthy benifits of the plant. in its natural state.
Because i feel that since my immune sys. has been compramized I might just have to start eating this myself for health benifits. But i won't be able to find out if you stop this from happening. Like i said I've been sick all my life . this could be my breakthrough.
So stop. controlling our medical choices.
Your shameful and criminal war on the people is beyond words.
Goodbye sweet America! Just another in a long list of examples of "our" government overstepping their intended purpose. Liberal policies have lead apathetic Americans down a fictional garden path, and now we're knocking on the door of socialism. I don't know about you, but I don't want my government making healthcare decisions for me...for those of you who feel the same I hope you realize your votes count!
What you are doing to people is wrong. Forcing regular people to live with chronic pain is the same as torture. How many lost jobs, suicides, homelessness and other outcomes will you be responsible for? You have blood on your hands. It should be illegal what you are doing to the American public. You are DESTROYING people's lives and even ending them in some cases. These drugs were created for a reason and work very well for some people to improve their quality of life. Not everyone is an addict and even with dependence, people should have the RIGHT to choose daily dependence (which is a characteristic of many drugs) over being in pain every day. We are not your guinea pigs! And, some of us DO have sensitivities to other drugs, it is not right that we now have to be afraid to inform our doctors of that in fear of being labelled. Hydrocodone is a good drug and works well for some. I have never had addiction issues in my life and it is the only thing that works for me. I am only in my early 30's and looking at having to have home care because I'm in so much pain I can barely get out of bed most days. Hydrocodone is a miracle drug for me and I only need a small dose and it completely takes away my severe IC pain, fybromialga, and reactive arthritis pain. I have no life at all because of my pain and contimplait suicide just to end the misery. You have brainwashed and tied the hands of doctors just to push your own selfish and greedy agendas. This does nothing for the "drug addiction problem" all this does is hurt regular people that are trying to have families and work jobs.
I am so disgusted with the government and this creep that is the so called Surgery General dictating to our doctors and holding a threat over there heads bout no writing scripts for pain meds for suffering patients. If he was suffering like thousands of us with chronic pain, he'd sure as hell write his own scrip out,or if it be one of his loved ones, he'd not let them suffer. The drug epidemic in this country is do to the illegal drugs coming across our borders! Like this of others in chronic pain, I have never abused any drugs,legal or other wise. I'm so sick of living in pain, my options are suicide or street drugs,in that case I might as well commit suicide, cause nothing more dangerous than that. Yet York Co,Penn. Is running an syringe exchange for drug shooters!! Exchange the dirty needles for clean ones, there reason being it helps keep hep c and HIV cases down. So when they over dose the medics or cops rush in with narcam,save there life,pat them on the back,give them clean needles to go and shoot up another day! Unbelievable!!! Yet I along with thousands of decent law abiding citizens in excruciating pain cant get help! The drsare cowards too in away for not standing up to the Surgeon General,or any other politicians.God helps us!!
Common sense and social decency have long disappeared from our government. Now we have to confront the ludicrous perversions and extreme injustices our government imposes upon us every day as a result of their moral cowardice and gutless demagoguery! I love my country and served it 44 years ago during war time but I fear our government has taken a very evil turn as the result of the DEA and failed congressional oversight. Please for the love of God stop the DEA, stop killing us and let us live our law abiding lives in peace without fear of rogue governmental agencies!
Medicine is an art as much as it is a science. If the doctor and patient find something that is working, the government has no right to tell them they can no longer uses this drug(s) based on the actions of others. They claim it is for the protection of the patient, but how does taking someone's quality of life protect them? It will only drive them to find alternative remedies in the back alleys or to permanently end the pain by suicide. Until you have suffered chronic pain you have no right in telling others how they should treat it and then you are only offering a qualified opinion. An adult should be able to make a decision about the risk verses rewards and take whatever course of treatment they choose without being criminalized or demeaned by others. Everyone should have the right to control their pain. If they are willing to accept the possible side effects, then give them access to what works for them.
The federal government, in deciding to stop people from becoming addicted to opioids, has chosen to make it extremely difficult for people like me, with a chronic pain condition, to continue getting the very medications that make our lives tolerable and at least worth living. Iím not sure exactly who is to blame, the CDC, DEA, FDA, or simply some do-gooder congressmen that has created these guidelines or regulations. If only our misery could be bottled in pill form and given to these people for a month to actually experience what it is like to have unmitigated burning, pounding, throbbing, stabbing, and aching pain in their joints, muscles, bones, or nerves and then the heavy fatigue that makes them feel like they are wearing a lead suit and be too stiff and in agony to move! Would they finally get it?! It is not fair to punish one group of society in an effort to improve another group that chooses to abuse the medications we need to live our lives in a productive way. Our lives literally depend on these medications to function! I need a rheumatologist who treats both my disease and the pain associated with it, just like I used to have. Now he cares more about his career being threatened than the pain his patients suffer with!
Draconian drug laws in TN actually sent me to JAIL. I was accosted by the DTF when I was in a fight for my life, suffering from pancreatitis caused by chronic liver blockage. To add insult to injury after years of throwing up daily due to my liver condition & severe dehydration, I ruptured a disk in my neck at C5-6 which needed spinal fusion surgery. I was on a major pain killer when needed for my liver & pancreatic pain. Fentanyl for that and in patch form frI'm my gastro Dr. However for my neck I only needed a low dose of hydrocodone. My pain Dr refused to treat me for the pancreatitis pain, however bcuz it is such a serious condition that requires hospitalization. I finished recovery from my neck & resigned from pain management for my neck. I needed a few spinal injections prior to decision to fuse. A few weeks after I quit I took a fall and had to go to hospital to make sure I hadn't displaced my bone graft in my neck. I was sent home w some prescriptions, and on rest. A family member filled those for me, as I was not in my home county and unable to drive. There was a script for hydrocodone which I didn't even know about until after I woke up from my hospital visit. They had given me hydromorphone injection in hospital for the fall, and bruised ribs. I went home after two days and about 2 months later I was hospitalized with another pancreatitis attack. While I was in my hospital bed, I was contacted by Drug task force agents in the county my family lived in, not my own. I often visited due to my son visiting his father & I had to transport him every other weekend. It seems my ex husband who is a dentist had illegally accessed my PMP and reported me as a Dr Shopper. I was told to drive to that county 2 hrs away and report for an interview & threatened with arrest if I didn't do so immediately. I was in the hospital at the time, with a PICC line in my neck as I couldn't eat or drink. Long story short, I was made a CRIMINAL because I was sick. The laws were weaponized against me to criminalize me, which they did, in order for my ex to gain custody of our child, which btw HE DID NOT! After 50k in lawyer fees and producing my medical records to fam court judge.
My own state, criminalized me because I was ill. Law enforcement bullied me and threatened me with arrest while I was in ICU. The DTF in the county that did this to me, along with the dist atty in TN have all been forced to resign after other abuses came to light, but these laws are draconian and HARM people who are already dealing with devastating health issues. It's not the government's place or right to interfere or decide what treatment is best with what's available. It's certainly not a DTF agent with a 13 wk training course from community college & a few years experience on the road place to criminalize the sick. I beseech anyone reading this, to write your legislators, call, email, lobby. May no one who is sick ever suffer the insult I've had put upon
I was a athlete all my younger years. I played in pain but i knew the pain wasnt permanent. I fell out of a tree hunting fractured 2 vertabrae and broke ankle i hunted 3 days before gone to hospital. I can handle pain but because of accident i did permanent damage to back and at age 24 was diagnosed with fibromyalgia its debilitating. I had to go on disability because of it. When u live in chronic pain every day of your life it destroys your life. I was to the point of suicide for years cause the pain took my life away. I was sent to a pain clinic after i tried every other option. Physical therapy, chiropracters, natural meds and all the other non narcotic pain meds. I was put on opiates and i actually had a life. I was hunting again and the depression i was in was gone the thoughts of suicide were gone and i was livin a what i call a normal life compared to how i was livin. That lasted 6-8 years till i got a call april 16 2016 and was told i had to be taken of my meds. Within 5 months my life went down hill and now im back to every day suffering. The depression is bak and i can hardly do nothin. I suffer every day. My life is ruined once again cause my doctor refuses to treat me now. Not once did i ever ask for meds or increases i let the doc treat me i told her how i felt and she decided what to put me on. I never abused my meds. I took as prescribed and was just happy to have a life. I have nothin against alcohol i dont drink but look at the lives it destroyed and people ot killed and theres no medical benifit from it but yet they sell it every day. I always felt like a less of a person cause i had to b on pain meds because of a comment a pharmacist made to me one time i picked my meds up. Itcshould be against the law to deny a person meds that give them a quality of life. I know now i will never have one again. Not only do i suffer bit now my wife suffers cause i cant do things for her that a man should. I live on her dads farm and they relied on me for alot of stuff especially cutting wood so her 84 yr old dad has heat in the winter. Its a old house and has no duct work cause wood burners heat the place. I feel worth less.
I want to be able to get right back to my career and my life when chronic pain takes me down. I was able to do that for years. Why is my country now forcing me into disability, bankruptcy and choosing between death or illegal self medication to prolong my life? Why? Will you explain it to my child and my family? Or just write me off as someone who never mattered Bc I was sick? Anyone who supports restrictions on pain specialists treating their patients with individualized treatment in ANY way is supporting MURDERING GOOD PEOPLE! We are NOT drug addicts but sure seems like you want us to be! I am not ashamed of a condition I had no control over and need medical help with but YOU should be ashamed of turning a blind eye to your so called 'unintended consequences'! I am a mother, wife, daughter, was a CPA, manager, mentor etc... I AM NOT AN UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCE! I'm 41 and will be lucky to make it to 45 if this country keeps down this truly criminal unconstitutional unethical path!
What right does anyone have to judge another person's pain? The whole "war on pain medication" seems to be turning into an addiction of its own! It's out of control and requiring people to suffer unnecessarily. With so much focus on reducing the use of opiate pain medication, people can ignore the more problematic and symptomatic issues in our country. Criminalizing opiate users for any reason is insane! Opiate use is a medical issue and should be treated that way. Doctors should not be intimidated into allowing their patients to suffer because of the potential consequences of opiate use. Why don't we re-direct our activism toward things that might really make a difference in world (world hunger, poverty, racism, peace etc...) instead of focusing on how to deny people pain medication? It doesn't make sense.
I have also started a petition due to the very same subject matter http://www.petition2congress.com/21938/petition-to-give-proper-care-to-those-suffering-from-chronic-pain/
I have been a pain suffer for years. I went from 115 lbs to 233 lbs in just two years as chronic pain kept me inside on the couch. I finally got approved for Gastric Bypass surgery, but I had severe complications. I have a possible rotator cuff tear, disc degeneration, arthritis in my lower back, Interstitial cystitis, migraines, torticollis / Rye Neck and compression fracture. I am allergic to many medications to begin with and after my surgery I am not able to take NSAIDs. Furthermore, because of my drastic weight gain according to my doctor I now have a fatty liver so taking Tylenol is also not really a viable option for me. I've been on gabapentin and everything in between to no avail, last winter 2015 my PCP took me off 4 medications that the pain clinic was giving me as it was no help and causing more harm than good. I've been to the emergency room several times per month with excruciating back pain, stomach pain, leg pain, several falls that can't seem to be figured out. Everyone kept telling me I was drug seeking, had drug-seeking Behavior, was Doctor shopping etcetera.. So I decided to go to a psychiatric ER to be evaluated. I told the psychiatrist that I was being accused of being a drug addict or addicted. He asked a simple question "do you have pain" to which I answered yes. He said the problem was not pain medication, not addiction, not being an addict, but being under treated with short-acting pain medications. I told him to give me the medication that they would give someone coming off pain medications. He said to appease anyone that felt that I was an addict he would put in my record that I was seeking help so that the county would pay for me to go to the methadone clinic. He stated that methadone was great for controlling pain and basically I could kill two birds with one stone. Make everyone stop calling me an addict, appear that I'm getting help but in all actuality I was getting pain medication. Now if I was truly a drug seeker or addict, I would have been at the methadone clinic getting the pain medicine, but I am a mother and I was not about to take my child to the methadone clinic daily nor was I about to allow myself to have that stigma attached to me which is sad that anyone has to think that way! Now I am red flagged and pretty much every system in Pennsylvania and probably throughout the United States. My PCP does not prescribe pain medication and always lectures me about the harm of addiction. Well he did not disclose when I started with his pratice that he was a doctor that went to clinics to help drug addicts. That upset me and the fact he was talking to my husband behind my back about my "drug seeking behavior". A few times in the ER bc they were told no opiates for me they tried ketamine. It worked well, but now they are trying to stop that medication even though there are so many groups saying this medicine can save lives and better lives. This one medication could take me off of opiates, benzodiazepines,
The New, Improved, and US Government Approved Hypocritic Oath now states "FIRST: Cover Your Ass! To Hell with patients! ESPECIALLY those lying drug addicts that claim to 'suffer' from "chronic pain" just to get DRUGS!!!, instead of "First, do no harm".
I live in WA were there is a law that mirrors the new fed law we are told only active cancer and end of life Patients can get pain meds, no more for acute or chronic pain, I was told by a medical person already 2,000 people have committed suicide because they can not live with the pain, I live with debilitating nerve pain and pain from nonunion of an ankle surgery, and ripped shoulder, recurring shingles I get every 2-3 months that has destroyed my nerves and has spread to my internal organs since my head on collision but they say they have to take us off all pain meds but cant do anything to help with the pain except pain meds, I can't take the anti seizure meds because they cause suicide thoughts but that is what the gov wants us all to commit suicide. The next step will be to euthanize us all. Wake up people this is just the beginning, you may not have injuries or diseases that cause pain now and you better hope you never do. They are shutting down all clinics that serve Medicaid patients, Medicare and veterans are next!
I have severe health issues that are being exacerbated by the increased excruciating pain from being forced off my pain medication...THIS IS RIDICULES!!!!! I have letters from my treating specialists ( endocrinologist : cardiologist: internal medicine doctor) voicing their concern as to what the additional pain will do to my already life threatening problems. Showed my pain doctor these letters and they said they would, "put them in my file".... This is most likely going to kill me and they don't even bat an eyelash!!!!! This is my pain doc. of 14 years!!!!!!! I have NEVER had a bad UA or giving them ANY REASON to doubt me as a patient. I am seriously scared....... even with my high dose medications I was bedridden and had trouble getting through my days. I hope my family sues the******out off these non caring idiots when this takes me OUT..... To all my fellow pain sufferers....... I will keep you in my prayers.... Good luck and God bless.......
On April 19 2010 , I was forced to take an evasive manuver on a large touring motorcycle after bieng rammed from behind by 4 drunken high school students. The manuver saved my life but was DOA 29 minutes I had inhaleld most of my teeth and it took life flight a bit to figure things out. I shattered my skull frontal now titanium, shattered my rib cage,peeled my face off my skull, broke my back so severly 2/3rds of it now fused, suffered such a massive heart attack by the grace of God Cleveland Clinic can't figure out how it even runs!
The pain I endured for the next 4 months of reassembly was mind boggeling. The subsequent pain from rehab was just as bad, maybe worse.
There were 3 excellent PM Dr.'s that were targeted by the DEA that lost there license that kept me comfortable enough so that I could resume a handicapped , but functional lifestyle.
Not any more now I lay in bed 20hrs a day and and comtimplate to be or not to be.
Our stinken filthy rotten corrupt government floods our street with herion, poisons our youths minds.
And typical of the Hygalian dialectic takes away the people that need it to function. Putting themselves on a pedistal like they have solved something!
take a look at Portugals solution to the so called drug problem, The pathetic idiot box watchers!!!
Painmanagement in America is now the local dealer. The beaurocracy now chokes us all,God have mercy on us. Ken
On April 19 2010 , I was forced to take an evasive manuver on a large touring motorcycle after bieng rammed from behind by 4 drunken high school students. The manuver saved my life but was DOA 29 minutes I had inhaleld most of my teeth and it took life flight a bit to figure things out. I shattered my skull frontal now titanium, shattered my rib cage,peeled my face off my skull, broke my back so severly 2/3rds of it now fused, suffered such a massive heart attack by the grace of God Cleveland Clinic can't figure out how it even runs!
The pain I endured for the next 4 months of reassembly was mind boggeling. The subsequent pain from rehab was just as bad, maybe worse.
There were 3 excellent PM Dr.'s that were targeted by the DEA that lost there license that kept me comfortable enough so that I could resume a handicapped , but functional lifestyle.
Not any more now I lay in bed 20hrs a day and and comtimplate to be or not to be.
Our stinken filthy rotten corrupt government floods our street with herion, poisons our youths minds.
And typical of the Hygalian dialectic takes away the people that need it to function. Putting themselves on a pedistal like they have solved something!
take a look at Portugals solution to the so called drug problem, The pathetic idiot box watchers!!!
Painmanagement in America is now the local dealer. The beaurocracy now chokes us all,God have mercy on us. Ken
The problem does not exist in the doctor's office. The government knows it exists in the streets with the flood of illegal narcotics from Mexican cartels.

Many can speculate as the reasons why our government has chosen to target chronic pain patients, but the truth lies elsewhere.
After my C-section in 2012 I was prescribed 40 Hydrocodone/Acetaminophen tablets and I only took 3 of them before I switched to just taking Motrin and Aleve. I hated the way opiates made me feel.
In 2015 I started having severe chronic pain from an unrelated condition. IV Toradol was a God send for me, and at home I kept the pain at bay with prescription strength Naproxen, and only the occasional Tylenol 3 once in a blue moon, until I developed chronic gastritis from the prolonged use of NSAID's. As much as I would prefer to control my pain with NSAID medications, I'm not able to anymore. Taking opiates to control my pain is now an unavoidable thing for me unless I just flat out suffer through bad episodes of pain that Tylenol isn't strong enough to control. There is nothing "euphoric" or "recreational" about bringing my pain down to a tolerable level.
People in severe pain don't want to get high, we want to feel normal!!
Let us all visit the US Surgeon General on facebook and tell him what we think. His letter campaign has banished pain patients
PAIN RALLY IN WASHINGTON DC ON OCTOBER 22 PLEASE JOIN US IN OUR FIGHT TO GAIN BACK ACCESS TO MEDICATIONS AND PROPER MEDICAL TREATMENT PAIN PATIENTS HAVE SUFFERED IN SILENCE TOO LONG WE ARE BEING MADE TO SUFFER NEEDLESSLY. THE HARM IS DONE PLEASE JOIN US.. #VAUEMC and #PNA on Facebook
This whole vendetta on pain medication is extremely troubling and out of control! We must rally for a humane way to validate and effectively treat pain.
I suffer chronic pain squashed nerve S1, herniated discs L4 and 5, degenerative disc disease, sclerosis, stenosis, arthritis and severe nerve compression and do everything in my power to alleviate pain and maintain positive attitude. I use a drug but never abuse a drug... i never even sip alcohol or wine. I do PT twice a day, swim every day, play tennis (my biggest passion) twice a week
and take frequent walks along with stretching. even bought a new bike that allows perfect osteopathic posture. I stand all day because i cannot sit or lie down but i need the dignity of medication to allow me to function and live. The law must be changed. And doctors must realize they cannot be frightened into submission that does harm to a patient!





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i do not think you have a patient that has done more to try to get at the crux of the problem to solve it and then followed through with every suggestion.
I suffer from chronic stomach pain due to 5 stomach surgeries. I was taking Vicidin and Morphine as needed for the pain. I'm 67 years old and by no means a drug abuser!! I never took so much as an aspirin before this!! Now, I can't get the pain relief I need and am constantly in pain. If the FDA is going to take these drugs from the people that really need them because of the drug abusers then the ABC needs to stop selling alcohol because of all the alcoholics!!!
My husband has several health issues that cause him chronic pain, and now his doc refuses to continue to give him his meds and we can't find one who will. All they have to do is take a simple urine sample to prove that a person is indeed taking their meds and not selling them or abusing them. It's really simple. One of my husband's issues is a bad heart and high blood pressure and when his pain shoots up, so does his blood pressure. If he dies from a heart attack after he's forced to get off his pain meds, I'm going to be looking for answers from his doctors and legislators that have contributed to his suffering.
I live with chronic pain I broke my neck when I was 17, I have Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, and Dupuytren's Contracture, plus other health issues and my last visit to my Dr she told me she had to lower my Norco from 10/325 to 7/325 because the CDC are forcing her to? Maybe if you lived with chronic pain you'd think twice about denying people who suffer!
I have been in chronic pain for the last 4 years with NO relief!!! The worst thing I've heard from a pain Doctor is "My hands are tied" Too afraid to help me, knowing the pain I feel Everyday, All day!!!
Many with Chronic Pain are going to become suicidal. Some patients may become heroin addicts to treat chronic pain. I am aware of two 70 year olds in Southern NJ (both in wheelchairs) that buy heroin for that reason. THIS IS A CRIME !
I have widespread osteoarthritis. My pain medication allows me to continue to work. My work is part of my identity - it adds great meaning to my life. Not all pain patients are addicts. My medication helps me be productive. I'm not hanging out on the streets shooting up. Chronic pain patients have been lumped in with recreational drug users. It's discriminating. Allow doctors to help the people whose lives are improved by their care. Do No Harm.
My husband suffers from chronic pain and was treated like a total drug addict for trying to use marijuana to REDUCE his opiates and since he legally was using medical marijuana, his doctor cut him off narcotics totally. He suffers everyday. I hate this system for him...and for me. People in real pain aren't always the nicest spouses usually - either. Thanks a lot for ruining my husband's life and our marriage. All over a couple of low dose long acting pain pills a day - I hope there is a place where people who deny pain meds to people now - suffer the pain they caused later. I really do.
I had gone to the hospital ( Cannon Hospital in Linville, NC) and was transferred to a larger one. Mission Hospital in Asheville, NC. I had been suffering from extreme pain in my upper legs and hips. After two day of treatment including pain management at the larger hospital. The Dr came to a poss conclusion the my problem may be a cortisone deficiency. Which after a short and very quick web search found out that sometimes extreme upper leg and lover abdomen pain is associated with this. Just to sum me up a bit, I'm the type of person who will be given pain meds that should last me a few weeks will last me mts. I have no criminal record of drug abuse or charges. I have no drugs in my system from illegal drug use. The very night the Dr formed his initial diagnosis and soon after the 2nd shift nurse came in, my legs and hips began to ache again. I asked for something for pain and was informed that all my IV pain meds had been pulled. I was really taken back to say the least.If my meds had been pulled for my pain why was I even being kelp in the hospital? All the medication that was charted for me I already had at home. And my further exams to diagnose my problem could have been scheduled at a later date without a need to be hospitalized. This also touches on a much larger issue at hand. Hospital fraud, If drs are just keeping persons in the hospital and not adding ANY extra treatment. Why are the insurance companies being charged for no services rendered? I know there is a drug problem in the US. But it seems a very slippery slop when Drs begin to generalize or make bias and unjustified decisions about any patient. My understanding of the oath a Dr takes says that he is responsible for treating the 'WHOLE' person. The entire reason I came to the hospital was the unexplained extreme pain in my hips and legs. I was so excited the day he told me he may have found the solution to my situation. What really bothered me though was the fact that before treating me or diagnosing me properly my pain meds were pulled. Well the ones helping the most were pulled. As a 'whole' my pain is included in that. Isn't it? Why give me a day or two of pain management then remove it just as u feel we may be on the brink of ending the pain by treating the actual cause? Is there something I am missing here? I really feel that this system is wrong. I don't have the answer but I know that I became a part of this unwanted attention at the cost of my own pain. I also know that the entire problem doesn't lie in your hands to solve. That is why I will forward this to my insurance co, asking why they are going to be expected to pay a bill on a claim for no service rendered. I will also forward this the the hospital the service took place alone the the national medical board as well as the local NC state board and of course not miss the Obama care along with the National Health Foundation. Not to forget the biggest drain on our national debt Medicare and medicaid. Thank you fo

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